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Mr. Praskin from Brooklyn NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Culinary Arts Program for Special Needs

My students need cookie containers, hot coffee cups, mason jars, and lemonade and iced tea mix

  • $184 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from low socioeconomic communities where resources are scarce. They have special needs and do not graduate from my high school to go on to college; rather, they have to find jobs and begin to support themselves while helping out their families. My school is lucky enough to have a kitchen work site, where students learn job skills as part of their regular school day in order to prepare them for the workforce. At our-in school work site, Lillian's Bistro, my students learn different skills, such as chopping vegetables, searing meat, washing dishes, taking orders, making change in a cash register, and even taking inventory or shopping at Costco for food. During their regular daily tasks, my students often use words in their native language and need a diverse setting to foster more proficient use of the English language.

Together, with your support we can make this setting a reality for my students and bridge the gap between their native language and English.

My Project

Xiǎochī. Bocadillo. Lanche. Zakuska. Making snacks (which is what these words say) creates an environment that allows an instructor and student to have open discussions and facilitate the acquisition of the English language. Having mason jars for building different salads, cookie platters to sell cookies we made together at school bake sales, and cups and drink mixers, will allow me to provide instruction with real-world terminology for students who are learning of English. Many of the terms that will be used to prepare different foods and beverages will drastically improve the English language vocabulary used by many of my students. These youngsters need certain vocabulary to take with them after high school in order to get jobs in the food service industry. With new materials in a kitchen environment, my students will feel safe to make mistakes, which will promote learning. While having candid conversations over snacks or drinks, my students will learn to transition from using their native language to the language they need to enter the workforce!

Mr. Praskin
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Koyal Wholesale Vintage Drinking Mason Jars, BULK Wellness Jars, 16 Ounce Clear Containers, 48 Piece Case Pack • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Quality Disposable Hot Coffee Insulated Cups By Golden Spoon - 50 Pack - Stylish Contemporary Ripple Design - Perfect For Coffee Shops And Bars (12 oz, Coffee Design) • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Arnold Palmer Half & Half Ice Tea Lemonade Makes 24 Quart Drink Mix Arizona Tea • Amazon Business $19.05 1 $19.05
Katgely Cookie Container for Dozen Cookies Can Hold 12-15 Cookies Sized 2-2 3/8 Inch Diameter (Pack of 15) • Amazon Business $16.31 1 $16.31
4c Lemon Iced Tea Mix, 5 lb 7.9 Ounce • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95

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